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J Betski's

#46 of 1,262 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
German, Polish
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10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
919-833-7999
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the Reuben Hamburger

I went here for lunch because I had heard some good things about J. Betski's. Very good, and I am not a huge fan of German food. I had the Reuben hamburger, something I had never had before. A hamburger topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing. Fries on the side with their own blend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mark J
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Winterville, North Carolina, United States
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Winterville, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went here for lunch because I had heard some good things about J. Betski's. Very good, and I am not a huge fan of German food. I had the Reuben hamburger, something I had never had before. A hamburger topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing. Fries on the side with their own blend of dipping sauce. Very good... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want an authentic German/Polish meal, this is the place. We stopped in for lunch while visiting Raleigh and ordered several plates to share between my husband, myself, and our 6 year old son. We were all very pleased with the quality and taste of each item. The pirogies are handmade and stuffed full. The sausage plate had some... More 

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South Pole
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292 reviews 292 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a hard place to pigeon-hole. The entrees are priced above $20, so--- by my own definition--- this is fine dining. But, it has a more casual feel to it. I give it 4.5 stars. Really like this place. Two items they will always make for you that are NOT on the menu: soft pretzels and cheese & potato... More 

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NC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a good experience here, but with a few drawbacks. The restaurant itself is comfortable and attractive. Our server was very professional and helpful. The menu has many unusual and enticing entries. The chopped salad was delicious, as was the mushroom soup. Both of these dishes were surprisingly very flavorful and unique. We shared one of the specials of... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Four of us enjoyed the food very much. The fresh and smoked kielbasa plate with kraut and fries was out of this world delicious. The pierogis and kielbasi sampler plate was equally delicious. The cold tea with the sugar water on the side was extremely flavorful. The dark beer was outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable (might be an owner... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for weiner schnitzel and they only had a pork schnitzel which was a very very poor imitation. Don't know who made it, must have been a trainee. Came with very average warm German potato salad. Nice restaurant, nice service, but will not return for below average food.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been here numerous times since I moved to the area bout two years ago and have yet to have anything other than an excellent meal here. The food, German and Polish inspired, is always excellent, and the waitstaff seals the deal. Good for solo diners, couples, families with teenagers, or groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our group all loved our meals, served attentively. Great sausage and pierogi apps- 3 for our table of 7. Venison meatball goulash, quail, hickory butternut pasta, the duck special- all amazing flavors. Loved the spaetzle on the side. Everyone tasted others' dishes. No room for dessert. Tiny place, make your reservation, go find it, and become a believer in German/polish... More 

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Montreal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While the first impression of this place wasn't great - the room decor needs refreshing - we were completely won over by the food and service. In particular, the venison meatball was phenomenal - hearty, perfectly seasoned, with soft home-made spaetzle. Not the coolest place to eat, but well worth a visit if you're in the mood for northern European... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited Betski's with family and enjoyed a nice German/Polish lunch. The food was well done both in taste and presentation. Wine and beer choices were very good as well. Though the restaurant promotes itself having German food, most of the choices were a combination of German and Polish. Our server was polite but lacked a friendliness that would make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-833-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Polish
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?